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A Busy Summer at STVCC

Written on August 23, 2017 at 5:09 pm, by

With a busy month of June, check out all the exciting events that were going on this summer. May 31st – Guardian Society Thank You Event June 5th – Children’s Home Field Day June 12th – ITEC Techtransport Bus visit to the Children’s Home June 17th – Welcoming The Stranger: 5K Family Fun Run June 23rd…

A Letter From The CEO

Written on August 14, 2017 at 4:05 pm, by

Dear Friends, With the start of the school year almost here, memories of back-to-school shopping and first days of school with my two sons come to mind. When I think of them, I can’t help but think of all the children in the care of St. Vincent Catholic Charities who do not have the parents…

Children’s Home Goes Camping

Written on August 14, 2017 at 3:44 pm, by

In July children and staff from one of our Children’s Home units took the long trek to the Upper Peninsula for their annual summer camping trip. In the short amount of time the children enjoyed: Campfires, s’mores, and fun and relaxation at Tahquamenon Falls State Park Rivermouth Campgrounds The mysterious powers at the Mystery Spot Black…

Volunteer Spotlight – Bob Nieman

Written on August 14, 2017 at 3:33 pm, by

Fishing requires a lot of patience. When you take a 12 year-old who has never fished before, that certainly can be true. But for Children’s Home volunteer mentor Bob Nieman, providing new and valuable learning experiences to the young men he mentors is something he always looks forward to. “I always take the approach that…

Join Faith Keepers: Make a Monthly Gift to STVCC

Written on August 14, 2017 at 2:08 pm, by

As a young boy of 10, Tim Hine arrived at the Children’s Home in 1956 to stay for a few days until his grandparents could take him in. He was scared, but felt welcomed and continued to have faith. “First thing I received at the Children’s Home was a simple hug,” Tim recalls. “I’ve never…

Corporate Gifts Change Lives

Written on December 20, 2016 at 7:29 pm, by

One small weight can tip the scales, and a single pebble thrown into a still pond creates ripples that extend to the far shore. No matter how insignificant a change appears, each action has a consequence. Small steps lead to bigger steps. Gifts given with a generous heart continue to multiply. This past year STVCC…

From Curiosity to Generosity

Written on December 20, 2016 at 7:04 pm, by

From the moment her curiosity led to becoming a volunteer, Sherry Dunn knew she wanted to make her service long-term. The success of any non-profit depends on the support of volunteers. At St. Vincent Catholic Charities, we receive immeasurable help from a community made up of people like Sherry who support our passion to serve…

Joyful Thanks this Christmas

Written on December 20, 2016 at 6:56 pm, by

It was just a short while ago that we witnessed Pope Francis’ action to name this past year the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  As we wrap up this special year and approach Christmas, it has never been more important to remember our mission of sharing the love of Christ by performing the corporal and spiritual…

Record Year of Service

Written on December 20, 2016 at 6:20 pm, by

The staff and supporters of our Refugee Services program took a brief moment to reflect on their accomplishments in fiscal year 2015-2016. The numbers told a story that was simply amazing. In the last 92 days alone, ending September 30, 326 refugees were successfully resettled! This was 42% of the 776 total individuals from 14…

Decades of Dedication

Written on December 20, 2016 at 5:23 pm, by

Decades of dedication from staff have helped the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children’s Home prosper. Desmond Tutu once stated “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”  At the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children’s Home, we strive to create a sense of family amongst our children and…